rule-out

rule-out

Clinical decision-making verb To eliminate as a serious diagnostic consideration, as in to 'rule out' the presence of acute MI; the term that has long had currency as a verb, but more recently has been popularized as a noun, as in a Pt–a 'rule out' whose medical condition is a diagnostic dilemma
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She may assume that the problem is merely behavioral in nature and be more inclined to call a trainer, who may or may not be familiar with medical rule-outs for this sudden behavior change.
As a dog owner, you cannot be expected to be familiar with all the medical rule-outs for dozens of abnormal canine behaviors.
The more knowledge a trainer has of medical rule-outs for abnormal behavior, the better equipped she will be to help her clients recognize when a visit to the veterinarian is needed - a visit that may heal the family's relationship with their dog, and save the dog's life.
Included in her discussion of each abnormal canine behavior and behavioral pathology are rule-outs for the conditions, both medical and non-medical.
At first, I diagnosed this patient with eating disorder, bulimic type; eating disorder not otherwise specified; and polysubstance dependence in early remission with multiple rule-outs, including anxiety disorder NOS; psychotic disorder NOS; bipolar disorder NOS; and bipolar disorder with psychosis.
TB is widespread; there were always people being rehydrated after a diarrhea episode, and we admitted many "rule-outs" with possible cholera or typhoid.
Diagnostic rule-outs for the mass included bacterial, viral, parasitic, or fungal infection; neoplasia; or a developmental anomaly.
Diagnostic rule-outs include bacterial (including Mycobacteriurn species), viral, or fungal infection, and neoplasia.